Sir E.J. Drury II
Sir EJ Drury II

"War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today." — John F. Kennedy

GI Rights Hotline provides accurate, helpful counseling and information on conscientious objector discharges. To talk with a counselor, please call the Hotline (1-877-447-4487). The call and the service are free and confidential.

The Guide for COs in the Military can help you decide whether to apply for CO status. It also provides a detailed description of the application process.

DoD Instruction 1300.06 Conscientious Objectors (12 July 2017) is the official policy for all branches of the military on DoD procedures governing COs and processing requests for discharge based on conscientious objection.

6 Myths About Conscientious Objection explores some of the misinformation about who can qualify as a CO, and about the process of seeking such a discharge.

Catholic Peace Fellowship (CPF) offers practical and pastoral support to military personnel and veterans who are struggling with the contradiction between their personal participation in war and their consciences.



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